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Its sounds like a thump from back diff

Its sounds like a thump from the back diff when putting car into gear or changing gear have replaced back diff all the bushes started changing engine mountings if its not the engine mountings what could this noise be

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Diff blown

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    rear diff mounting makes noise

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If you have a 4x4 most likely your rear axel bushing is cracked, no big deal, just swing by your nearest Toyota dealer and order it. it goes for about $120. Easy to replace, use wd4 or nutsoff to spray inside the car body a few hours before trying to replace it. The accumulated dirt and road salt make it very hard to take the two long bolts out without a ¨fight¨. Please make sure you use a support jack to hold the rear axel in place when you get the bushing out.
Good luck.

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